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On March 17th, the official presentation of the Federation of Nautical Associations and Activities for Environmental Issues (FanMed) was held at the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca.

The event, which had a large audience, was warmly received by attendees who showed their support and interest during the question and answer session

The event began at 7 pm with a welcome and presentation by Mrs. Isabel Teruel Preston, Vice President of FanMed, who explained the federation’s objective, mission, and the main challenges facing the nautical sector in the Balearic Islands.

Next, Mrs. Salud Deudero, a marine biologist specialized in plastics and winner of the 2023 Ramon Llull Prize, gave a talk about plastics and their impact on marine ecosystems. Deudero emphasized the importance of taking measures to reduce the presence of plastics in the sea and protect marine biodiversity.

The last intervention was given by FanMed’s President, Gabriel Dolç, who thanked all the attendees for their participation and highlighted the importance of continuing to work together to protect the marine environment and ensure a sustainable future for the nautical sector.

The event concluded with a question and answer session where attendees had the opportunity to express their concerns and doubts about the environmental issues facing the nautical sector.

FanMed brings together the main actors in the sector, represented by eleven associations, including Balearic Marine Cluster representing innovation and nautical tourism, ACNB, ANADE, and PDBA representing non-public nautical clubs and facilities in the community, APEAM and AENIB representing companies in the sector, AEGY representing large yachts, ADN and ANAVRE representing sailors, and AMPRR and APIB representing fishermen.

This federation aims to showcase the nautical sector’s commitment to sustainability and present a united front of companies to the administration, promoting projects that drive the blue economy in the Balearic Islands.

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